Futures Games - Texas Game 1 Quick Hits


Colter Bostick
PBR Texas Scout

ATLANTA - Team Texas took a 4-2 victory in the Thursday night matchup against Team Oklahoma. Packed with strong pitching performances, timely hitting, and all-around hustle, the boys from the Lonestar state had a strong showing. 


Top Performers:
Zach Cawyer, RHP, Nolan Catholic, 2021
Lean and projectable at 6-foot-2, 177-pounds, Cawyer has a smooth delivery with length in the back, gets on top of the ball from a ¾ slot and produces a natural tilt that aids in the effectiveness of his easy-effort fastball that clocked at 84-87. He worked the fastball on both sides of the plate and finished hitters with a big breaking curveball with 11/5 shape, late break with plus depth at 72 mph. Cawyer was impressive in his innings of work with two strikeouts. 

 

 

Alec Grossman, RHP, Lake Travis, 2021
Extremely twitchy 5-foot-10, 160-pound body that exudes athleticism through compact, explosive movement, Grossman hurled his lively fastball at 89-91 mph from a ¾ slot. Fastball had excellent ride and played well up in the zone. Grossman showed a 75-79 mph curveball that showed potential to be a true plus pitch with more refinement. He faced four batters in his inning and struck out two. 

 


 

Anthony Silva, SS/3B, Clark, 2022
Silva exudes hustle. He has a quiet, relaxed approach at the plate and allows his hard-nosed instincts take over. He goes all-out on the bases, showing off his hyper-athletic tool, and his energy is infectious. Silva walked in his first AB, smoked a single and scored, and capitalized on a dropped Texas-leaguer. The youngster plays the game right, and is very fun to watch. 

 

Daylan Pena, 1B, Veterans Memorial, 2021
The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Pena goes to the plate with the intent to do damage on the ball, which is exactly what he did in his 2nd AB of the night when he missed a home run by inches, but sent a missile to the left-field fence and for 2 RBI. 

 

Tyson Neighbors, RHP, Community, 2021
A stout 6-foot-1, 205-pounds, Neighbors is extremely physical on the mound, with aggressive drive to the plate, a live arm with aggressive down angle on his high ¾ release. His fastball sat 88-90 mph with late explosive life that jumped on hitters. Neighbors also broke out a devastating 83 mph slider with sharp bite. 

 


 

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